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1 October 2011
Ripple marks and cross beds in the Morrison Formation
This past summer, the day after my examination of basement complex along the Colorado/Wyoming border, I drove north to Greybull, and then with Virginia Museum of Natural History paleontologist Butch Dooley to a dinosaur dig site north of Shell, Wyoming. There, in the Bighorn Basin west of the Bighorn Mountains, are dinosaur-bearing exposures of the Jurassic Morrison Formation. While Butch and his son and his two volunteers went to work …